14 Jul Matthew 25:16-17

16 “Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more.”  

In Jesus’ time, the servants were expected to do a good job as they managed what they were given. The master would be pleased if they managed it well and grew it into a profit. Today, a boss would expect someone to help the business, to increase the profits. In this parable, think about the first two servants. They both doubled their money! Now think about what God has entrusted to you. How can you increase God’s kingdom? Can you think of ways to double what our Father has given you?